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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Ryan Delaney (55')
  • Joel Grant (53')

Rochdale draw clear of relegation zone

Rochdale climbed out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone for the first time since mid-December after a 1-1 draw with okay-off chasing Plymouth.
Ryan Delaney's 55th-minute header cancelled out Joel Grant's opener for the visitors, who were the better side in the opening half and were left to rue missed chances.
Graham Carey, Antoni Sarcevic and Ruben Lameiras were all denied by Josh Lillis and when Carey beat the goalkeeper with a curling shot his effort struck the post.
Dale boss Keith Hill made a double substitution at the break and his side started the second half brightly, Callum Camps' flicked effort forcing a good save out of Remi Matthews.
The home side were dealt a sucker punch when Argyle broke forward and Lameiras picked out Grant, who headed home on 54 minutes. But Dale levelled within a minute, Delaney heading home Brad Inman's corner.
Dale looked the more likely to grab a winner with Matty Gillam's turn and shot from close range flying over the Plymouth crossbar, while Inman had a shot beaten away by Matthews.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Plymouth Argyle 20 +15 43
2 Ipswich Town 20 +19 42
3 Sheffield Wednesday 19 +19 40
4 Barnsley 19 +9 33
5 Bolton Wanderers 19 +6 32
6 Peterborough United 20 +10 31
7 Portsmouth 17 +8 29
8 Derby County 18 +7 29
9 Port Vale 20 -5 29
10 Exeter City 20 +2 26
11 Lincoln City 18 0 26
12 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +1 25
13 Bristol Rovers 20 -3 25
14 Cheltenham Town 19 -5 25
15 Oxford United 19 +4 24
16 Charlton Athletic 20 +2 24
17 Fleetwood Town 20 +1 23
18 Shrewsbury Town 19 -4 23
19 Accrington Stanley 19 -11 20
20 Cambridge United 19 -12 20
21 Morecambe 20 -15 15
22 Milton Keynes Dons 18 -11 14
23 Burton Albion 19 -15 14
24 Forest Green Rovers 19 -22 14